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Ellen Hamby (#47535781)
 member for 3 years, 10 months, 11 days
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Bio Photo NOTE: As of March 2015, I've made it through surgery and chemotherapy, and the cancer seems to be gone. I'm very hopeful, and very appreciative of all the words of kindness and encouragement.

As of August 2014, I'm dealing with my mother's recent death and my own recent cancer diagnosis. Please be patient with any suggestions / edits you send. Thanks in advance!

[PLEASE read (starting with para. 2) before contacting me about a memorial; it will save us both time and trouble. Thanks!]

I'm a history major and a lawyer (University of Virginia, Emory University;) a fanatic about live music (Todd Rundgren, Gene Owens, the blues;) and a photographer. I'm a wife and a mother (a son who recently graduated from law school at the University of Georgia and a daughter who recently graduated from Tulane.) I have a house full of rescued dogs and cats.

If I'm the caretaker of a memorial for someone who was closer to you than to me, I'll consider transferring that memorial to you; feel free to ask, but please include DETAILS as to your relationship to the deceased.

If you have additional information or links that you want added to a memorial, please send details and DO include links to your SOURCES: I'm unlikely to make additions/links if I can't verify their accuracy

All requests for transfers, all suggestions, and all corrections MUST be sent via the edit tab on the memorial in question. If you use the "Other" option you'll be able to send an explanation of, and links to, your sources for suggested changes to a memorial.

If you need to write me at my email address about something else (e.g., a suggestion or correction I've sent you,) PLEASE include a copy of any relevant correspondence and a link to the memorial(s) in question.

If I've posted a cemetery photograph that you want to use on Ancestry, please feel free to do so IF and ONLY IF you include the entire caption as the photograph description. You MUST get my express permission to use any of my photographs OTHER than those taken in cemeteries.
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Emily E. Farley Smith
RE: Missing You
Hi Ellen, sorry I haven't replied sooner. I'm giving myself a much needed break from the forums & the main site. I just wasn't enjoying myself as I used to. I started adding a few memorials & keeping up with edits a couple of weeks ago but not everyday like I used to. I'm easing back into it. I'll be back to the forums soon - I do have moments of missing it. :)

I hope you're doing well - did I read you're in remission? I hope that you are.

Thank you for thinking of me and keeping in touch. Please know that you're in my prayers.

Talk to you soon,
Added by Emily E. Farley Smith on Apr 24, 2015 4:12 PM
Sent you an email to you Gmail address.
Added by Beth on Apr 22, 2015 1:32 PM
Margaret Gagliardi
Chestnut Hill Cemeteries
I have removed all the memorials for the Fayette Hill Chestnut Hill Cemetery and moved them all to Cumberland Co, PA. Thanks so much for letting me know about my mistake.
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Apr 17, 2015 4:32 PM
The Babe
Hello Ellen, I miss you very much
It has been 3 weeks since I was in the Find A Grave Lounge, and I used to go there everyday. I am very proud and protective of my family on Find A Grave because that is all I have left in my life. It is a void in my life to not participate in the discussions at the lounge. I miss you Ellen. Very much :(
Added by The Babe on Apr 15, 2015 12:27 PM
Sue Tanner
Memorials 112978689 & 112978653
Hi Ellen, While in the process of uploading photos for the 2 mentioned memorials I noticed that you have their last name as Cove and on their markers it is Gove. I looked in Washington State digital archives, under both names and found no records for either women, either name.
So, I have submitted an Edit changing it from Cove to Gove. But, I don't know for sure that Gove is correct, so you might want to see if you can verify which is the correct last name. Hopefully, Ancestry or another website will have something.

Thanks Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Apr 13, 2015 2:00 AM
Re: Infant2, etc. Unknown
I was required to take all the numbers off. So, just in case. But, then I don't think you are watched constantly, that is my special treat I suppose.

I was just reading about the loss of your Mother, I am very sorry to hear this. It is something we never get over, but, we will learn to live with it someday.

Also, I had no idea you had cancer. I have just gone through this with my only daughter. I hope you have done as well as she has. They can do so much for it now, than they could when I lost my Dad to it, in 1979. Back then they still had Cobalt Treatments, that was very hard for Daddy. Will keep you in my prayers.

Have a blessed week.


Added by Winnette on Apr 07, 2015 5:28 PM
RE: Memorials With No Surname
Thanks for ur advices.. I will glad to do that!

Added by Jason on Apr 07, 2015 12:28 PM
I was wrong
Her profile still has negative remarks about you, and the contact email address is still there. I must have looked at the wrong person. You know who I am talking about.
Added by Sherlock on Apr 05, 2015 7:55 AM
Negative Public Messages are gone
Ellen, thanks for the reply about someone taking my pictures and Find A Grave memorials and using them on genealogy sites. I confronted this person with a Public Message, and she has now removed all her Public Messages (including the nasty things said about you). She has now changed her Find A Grave profile not to accept any messages. Hope you are feeling much better.
Added by Sherlock on Apr 04, 2015 8:04 AM
Harry Richmond Allen
I have a copy of his death certificate. I don't like to place them on memorials. Would you like a copy?
Added by JoAnnRMC on Apr 04, 2015 2:05 AM
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